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INTERNAL NOMINATING PROCEDURES:

2345 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES
October )*+,
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 – Introduction...............................................................................................................................3
2 – Decision Making Authority ........................................................................................................3
3 – Quota Spots ...............................................................................................................................3
4 – Athlete Eligibility........................................................................................................................3
5 – Funding ......................................................................................................................................4
6 – Provisional Timeline Summary ..................................................................................................4
7 – Qualification Procedures ...........................................................................................................4
8 – Stage 1: 2018 Cadet Team Trials ...............................................................................................4
9 – Stage 2: 2018 Cadet Pan American Championships ..................................................................4
10 – Stage 3: Individual Programs for Nominated Team Members ................................................5
11 – Confirmation of Nomination ...................................................................................................5
12 – Performance Readiness and Injuries .......................................................................................5
13 – Staff Selection ..........................................................................................................................6
14 – Nominations to the COC ..........................................................................................................6
15 – Appeals Procedure ..................................................................................................................6
16 – Modification of this Document ...............................................................................................6

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4 – INTRODUCTION
This document outlines the procedures to be used by Wrestling Canada Lutte (WCL) for determining the
athletes, coaches and staff that will be nominated to represent Canada at the 2018 Youth Olympic
Games (YOG) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2 – DECISION MAKING AUTHORITY
The High Performance Director (HPD) is responsible for the development and implementation of a
selection process that is fair and equitable for all candidates. All team nominations will be reviewed by
the High Performance Advisory Committee (HPAC), with final team selection being at the discretion of
the HPD. Where possible, the HPD will make all efforts to seek consultation from the International
Coach, NextGen coaches, and personal coaches. The High Performance Manager (HPM) will assist the
HPD in ensuring that the process outlined in this document is properly followed.

< – QUOTA SPOTS
The following weight classes will be contested at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games:

    •   Men’s Freestyle (FS): 48 kg, 55 kg, 65 kg, 80 kg, 110kg
    •   Women (WW): 43 kg, 49 kg, 57 kg, 65 kg, 73kg
    •   *Men’s Greco-Roman (GR): 45 kg, 51 kg, 60 kg, 71 kg, 92 kg

WCL has been given a conditional quota of six (6) athletes by the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC),
subject to earning the quotas via the United World Wrestling (UWW) Qualification System. WCL can
qualify a maximum of two (2) athletes per style and only one (1) per weight category. Please see
Appendix A for UWW Qualification System.

These Internal Nominating Procedures shall apply if additional quota spots become available.

*NOTE: WCL is not sanctioning participation in Greco-Roman Wrestling.

> – ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY
In order to be considered by WCL for nomination to the COC for team selection, all athletes must meet
the following requirements at the time of qualification and nomination, and maintain these
requirements through the completion of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games:

    o   Be a Canadian citizen (this refers to Rule 41 of the Olympic Charter).
    o   Have a valid Canadian passport that does not expire on or before April 19, 2019.
    o   Be in compliance with all relevant UWW, COC, IOC, and WCL requirements for eligibility.
    o   Be a member in good standing of Wrestling Canada Lutte.

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Along with fulfilling the eligibility requirements of WCL, athletes once nominated to the COC, must also
fulfil the requirements of the COC, United World Wrestling and the IOC in order to be eligible for team
selection.

? – FUNDING
All athletes and the allocated support team will be 100% COC-funded for Games.

@ – PROVISIONAL TIMELINE SUMMARY
May 25-27, 2018         2018 Cadet Pan American Championships
May 31, 2018            Athletes and staff to be notified by WCL of their nomination to COC
June 6, 2018            Acceptance of Nomination by athlete and coaches
June 8, 2018            YOG Wrestling Team training, competitive, and administrative obligations
August 28, 2018         Nomination by WCL of athletes and coaches to the COC
                        Submit signed COC Athlete Agreement and Organising Committee (OCOG)
                        Conditions of Participation Form

**NOTE: All dates and locations are subject to change.

B – QUALIFICATION PROCEDURES
Please refer to Appendix A for the international qualification system as determined by UWW.

The 2018 Youth Olympic Games Team will be qualified in three stages:

Stage 1:        2018 Cadet Team Trials
Stage 2:        2018 Cadet Pan American Championships (International Qualification System)
Stage 3:        YOG team training, competition, and administration obligations

5 – STAGE 4: 2345 CADET TEAM TRIALS
The winner of the 2018 Cadet Team Trials will be nominated to represent Canada at the 2018 Cadet Pan
American Championships.

C – STAGE 2: 2345 CADET PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
At the 2018 Cadet Pan Am Championships, Men’s Freestyle (FS) winners will automatically be qualified
to represent Canada at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, however, if there are more than two (2)
qualified athletes in FS, the HPD, in consultation with the International Coach, NextGen coaches, and
athlete’s personal coaches, will make a recommendation for team nomination based on previous
performance to the HPAC for review.

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For Women’s Freestyle (WW), qualification can occur via a first and second place finish at the 2018 Cadet
Pan Am Championships. Therefore any Canadian women’s freestyle winner or second place finisher will
automatically be qualified to represent Canada at the 2018 Youth Olympics, however, if there are more
than two (2) qualified athletes, the HPD, in consultation with the International Coach, NextGen coaches,
and athlete’s personal coaches, will make a recommendation for team nomination based on previous
performance to the HPAC for review.

Previous performance will be assessed using, but not limited to, the following past performances:
    • 2018 Cadet Pan American Championship Results and depth of field;
    • 2018 Cadet Canadian Championships
    • 2017 Cadet World Championships
    • 2017 Cadet Pan American Championships

Where an athlete declines their nomination, or are removed from the team, an alternate may be named
where the High Performance Director, in consultation with the International Coach, NextGen coaches,
and athlete’s personal coaches, will make a recommendation for team nomination based on previous
performance to the High Performance Advisory Committee for review.

43 – STAGE
Prior to Team Nomination to the COC, the HPD will have the final authority over dismissal of any athlete
from the Team. Following nomination, any such removals are subject to the approval of the COC Team
Selection Committee.

4< – STAFF SELECTION
The staff will be selected on the principle of sending a team of specialists that are best capable of
assisting and supporting the athletes in achieving a podium performance at the Games as well as
contributing to a winning team culture.

Staff selections will be based on final confirmation of COC quota allocations, as determined by the HPD
and reviewed by the HPAC.

All coaches must also:
     • Be a member in good standing with WCL
     • Be a member in good standing with Coaches of Canada
     • NCCP Certification level 3 (or equivalent), or higher
     • Comply with all COC requirements

4> – NOMINATIONS TO THE COC
Final athlete and staff nominations to the COC will be made no later than August 28, 2018.

Following nomination to the COC, any athlete removals are subject to the approval of the COC Team
Selection Committee. Should a nominated athlete, at any time between the sport entry deadline and the
sport technical meeting for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, decline his or her nomination or be declared
unable to participate in a competitive manner, that athlete shall be replaced, subject to the IOC Late
Athlete Replacement Policy.

4? – APPEALS PROCEDURE
WCL nominations to the COC for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games may be appealed in accordance with
the procedures set out in the WCL Appeal Policy.

4@ – MODIFICATION OF THIS DOCUMENT
In the event of circumstances beyond the control of WCL, including but not limited to changes made by
United World Wrestling, COC, IOC or WCL, that prevents the fair implementation of these internal
nomination procedures as written, WCL reserves the right to determine an appropriate course of action,
which may include the right to review and change any part of the international nomination procedures.

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QUALIFICATION SYSTEM – YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES BUENOS AIRES 2018

                                 UNITED WORLD WRESTLING

                                                Wrestling

A.   EVENTS (15)

Men’s Events (10)                               Women’s Events (5)

Freestyle (FS):             Greco-Roman (GR):   Freestyle:
46kg                        42kg                40kg
54kg                        50kg                46kg
63kg                        58kg                52kg
76kg                        69kg                60kg
100kg                       85kg                70kg

B.   ATHLETES QUOTA

     1. Total Quota for Wrestling:

            Qualification Places        Host Country Places   Universality Places            Total
Men GR                25                         1                       4                     30
Men FS                25                         1                       4                     30
Women                 45                         1                       4                     50
 Total                95                         3                      12                    110

     2. Maximum Number of Athletes per NOC:

                            Quota per NOC
Men (Freestyle)                   2
Men (Greco-Roman)                 2
Women (Freestyle)                 2
Total                             6

An NOC can qualify a maximum of two (2) athletes per style but one (1) per weight category

     3. Type of Allocation of Quota Places:

The quota place is allocated to the NOC.

C.   ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY

All athletes must comply with the provisions of the Olympic Charter currently in force, including but not
limited to, Rule 41 (Nationality of Competitors). Only those athletes who have complied with the Olympic
Charter may participate in the Youth Olympic Games.

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Age
To be eligible to participate in the Youth Olympic Games, athletes must have been born between 1 January
2001 and 31 December 2003.

Additional IF requirements
Athletes must also be affiliated to a National Federation which is a member of United World Wrestling and
must possess a 2018 UWW license.

D.   QUALIFICATION PATHWAY

QUALIFICATION PLACES

MEN & WOMEN

Number of Quota
                            Qualification Event
Places
D.1.
                            D.1. UWW Continental Cadet Championships 2018
50 men
45 women                    UWW will organise UWW Continental Cadet Championships within each continent
                            between January and June 2018. These Continental Cadet Championships will
                            serve as qualification tournaments for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in the
                            respective weight categories.

                            For each wrestling discipline, the places obtained for the 2018 Youth Olympic
                            Games will be awarded to the NOCs of the highest ranked athletes at each of the
                            qualification tournaments, in accordance with the following quotas:
                            Places per continent:
                             Continent     Freestyle Men           Greco-Roman Men         Freestyle Women
                             Europe        1 per weight category   1 per weight category   3 per weight category
                             America       1 per weight category   1 per weight category   2 per weight category
                             Asia          1 per weight category   1 per weight category   2 per weight category
                             Africa        1 per weight category   1 per weight category   1 per weight category
                             Oceania       1 per weight category   1 per weight category   1 per weight category

                            If an NOC has more athletes qualified than the maximum NOC quota (2 men in
                            Freestyle, 2 men in Greco-Roman and 2 women in Freestyle), the NOC must
                            confirm to UWW, following each qualifying event, the categories in which they
                            intend to enter an athlete. The unused qualification place(s) will be allocated to the
                            next best-ranked athlete(s) in the respective weight category, from an NOC, which
                            has not yet reached its maximum quota.

                            In order to know exactly who are the next-best ranked athletes in each weight
                            category, a bout against the two bronze medallists and a bout against the two fifth
                            places will be organised at each qualification tournament in order to determine the
                            final ranking.

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HOST COUNTRY PLACES

The host country will automatically qualify two (2) male athletes and one (1) female athlete, one in each
discipline, on the condition that the host country participates in the Cadet Pan-American Championships with
at least three (3) wrestlers (one per discipline).

In case there is more than one (1) wrestler per discipline at the Cadet Continental Championships, the best-
ranked athlete in each discipline will qualify in their weight categories at the Youth Olympic Games 2018.

In case two (2) or more athletes are ranked the same, then the NOC must confirm to UWW, following the
Cadet Pan-American Championships, the categories in which they intend to enter an athlete.

All athletes must meet the eligibility requirements described under point C of this document.

UNIVERSALITY PLACES

Eight (8) male and four (4) female Universality Places will be made available to eligible NOCs at the YOG,
subject to the athletes meeting the eligibility criteria under section C.

The International Olympic Committee will invite all eligible NOCs to submit their requests for Universality
Places by 15 January 2017. The Tripartite Commission will confirm, in writing, the allocation of invitation
places to the relevant NOCs, in collaboration with UWW, as of 13 March 2017. The NOCs will have until 31
March 2017 to confirm the use of their places to the Tripartite Commission.

In order to ensure the ideal number of six (6) athletes per weight category for the men’s Wrestling events
and 10 athletes per weight category for the women’s Wrestling events, the weight category allocated to the
Universality Places will be finalised after the decision of the places dedicated to the host country.

Participants in the United World Wrestling “More than Medals” talent ID programme will be prioritised.

E.   CONFIRMATION PROCESS FOR QUOTA PLACES

CONFIRMATION OF QUALIFICATION PLACES

UWW shall publish the list of NOCs’ qualification places immediately after each Cadet Continental
Championship on their website at https://unitedworldwrestling.org

Following the completion of all Cadet Continental Championships, UWW will confirm NOCs’ qualification
place(s) from all Cadet Continental Championships.

The NOCs will then have two (2) weeks to confirm in writing to the UWW and BAYOGOC if they wish to use
these quota places respecting the maximum quota of two (2) man in Freestyle, two (2) man in Greco-Roman
and two (2) woman in Freestyle as detailed in paragraph G. Qualification Timeline.

CONFIRMATION OF HOST COUNTRY PLACES

The host country must confirm in writing to UWW and BAYOGOC within two (2) weeks after the Cadet Pan-
American Championships the use of its Host Country Places.

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F.   REALLOCATION OF UNUSED QUOTA PLACES

REALLOCATION OF UNUSED QUALIFICATION PLACES

If a quota place allocated is not confirmed by the NOC by the confirmation of quota place deadline or is
declined by the NOC, the quota place will be reallocated to the next-best ranked athlete in the same weight
category at the respective Cadet Continental Championships, from an NOC, which has not yet reached its
maximum quota.

If no more athlete participated in the concerned weight category, the place will be allocated to an NOC
applying for a Universality Place in the respective weight category.

REALLOCATION OF UNUSED HOST COUNTRY PLACES

Any unused Host Country Places (returned or achieved through the Pan American Continental
Championships event) will be reallocated to the Universality Places.

In case the host country, qualifies through D.1 the Host Country Place would be reallocated to the
Universality Places.

REALLOCATION OF UNUSED UNIVERSALITY PLACES

Any unused places, including those returned after the final allocation by the YOG Tripartite Commission, will
be reallocated to NOCs of the next best-ranked athletes, not yet qualified or has not reached the maximum
quota per NOC, and according to the following order of priority:

Men
 Europe
 Asia
 Pan America
 Oceania
 Africa

Women
 Africa
 Oceania
 Asia
 Pan America
 Europe

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G.   QUALIFICATION TIMELINE

Period             Date                     Milestone
Universality                                Validation of final allocation of Universality Places by the YOG
                   31 March 2017
Places                                      Tripartite Commission
                   1 April 2017 – 31 July
                                            YOG 2018 qualification period
                   2018
                   *                  Cadet Oceania Championships, City ()
Qualification      *                  Cadet Pan-American Championships, City ()
                   *                  Cadet European Championships, City ()
                   *                  Cadet Asian Championships, City ()
                   *                  Cadet African Championships, City ()
Accreditation                               Buenos Aires 2018 Accreditation Deadline (All potential
                   *
Deadline                                    athletes must be registered in the system)
                                            UWW to confirm to the NOCs the quota places earned through
                   By *
                                            D.1
Inform and
                                            Deadline for NOCs to confirm in writing to UWW the use of
Confirm
                   *                  places obtained during the qualification phases
                                            Host Country to confirm the participation of athletes
                                            UWW to reallocate all unused quota places and NOCs to
                   *
Reallocation                                confirm
                   30 August 2016           End of reallocation period
Sport Entries
                   31 August 2018           Entries deadline by name for all sports
Deadline
Finalisation
of DRP             *                  Finalisation of DRP Deadline
Deadline
                                             rd
YOG                6 – 18 October 2018      3 Summer Youth Olympic Games – Buenos Aires 2018
*To be defined

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